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Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 19:31:25 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 08:18:02 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, Oliver Scholz <address@hidden>
> I'd vote to keep the code in elisp.

And I think it's ugly and hackish to call Lisp from within C code,
when all that Lisp does is simple integer arithmetics.

IIRC, `decode-char' was originally coded in Lisp because it was added
at the last moment before some past release happened.  That was cool
as long as it was a rarely-used vehicle for converting Unicode
codepoints to the Emacs internal representation, but it's certainly
NOT cool, IMO, as part of the Lisp reader.

> After all, it's there, it works, and as mentioned: there's no
> evidence that the decoding time of \u escapes it ever going to need
> to be fast.

??? inside the Lisp reader, everything needs to be fast, IMO.

> And it'll become fast in Emacs-unicode anyway

Which will be when? 5 years from now?

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